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Philosophical Embryology: Buddhist Texts and the Ritual Construction of a Fetus

Justin Thomas McDaniel

in Imagining the Fetus: The Unborn in Myth, Religion, and Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195380040
eISBN:
9780199869077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380040.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This short study examines premodern and modern rituals that involve the creation of ephemeral fetuses through the power of Buddhist philosophical texts and protective science. This chapter emphasizes ... More


Early Buddhism: Three Baskets of Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 4 takes up Buddhist understandings of dhamma or dharma as they were developed in (or better, into) the three baskets of the early Buddhist canon, especially the Pāli canon of the Theravāda ... More


The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Erik Braun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book explores the rise of insight meditation (vipassanā) as a widespread lay movement in Burma during British colonial rule. It does this through a study of one of its key architects, the ... More


The Great War of the Commentaries: Ledi Sayadaw’s Abhidhamma Controversy

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The central question driving this chapter is why Ledi’s highly technical and complex Abhidhamma commentary, the Paramatthadīpanī, caused tremendous controversy starting from its publication in 1901. ... More


“In the Hands of All the People”: Ledi Empowers the Laity

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter explores Ledi Sayadaw’s efforts after 1900 to popularize study and practice among the laity. He exploited print culture, producing many vernacular writings, he went on wide-ranging ... More


“In This Very Life”: Lay Study of the Abhidhamma

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines Ledi Sayadaw’s Paramattha sa? khip‘, a Burmese-language poem published in 1904 that condenses the seven canonical books of the Abhidhamma into 690 easy-to-learn verses. Through ... More


The Birth of Insight

Erik Braun

in The Birth of Insight: Meditation, Modern Buddhism, and the Burmese Monk Ledi Sayadaw

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226000800
eISBN:
9780226000947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000947.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines works on meditation by Ledi Sayadaw to show his vision of meditative practice, grounded in features described in earlier chapters. Ledi popularizes practice for all people, ... More


Early Buddhism: Three Baskets of Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates Buddhist understandings of dharma in the three baskets of the early Buddhist canon, taking them as an intentional organization of three different understandings of dharma ... More


The Work of Intention: Mental Life in the Abhidhamma

Maria Heim

in The Forerunner of All Things: Buddhaghosa on Mind, Intention, and Agency

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199331031
eISBN:
9780199369386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331031.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter begins with a consideration of how to read and interpret Abhidhamma lists and commentaries, and the relationship of Abhidhamma methods to those of the Suttanta. It then explores ... More


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